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Experience hosted by Lili

7 hoursHosted in English
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Up to 5 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

In this class I will teach you how to make jewelry with precious metal clay and I will teach you the basics of leatherwork. Basically, I will teach you everything I wish I had known when I started working with precious metal clay and leather. I will teach you how to best work with bronze metal clay and its properties, how to roll it out and sculpt it, how to dry it and fire it in a kiln. And how to polish it. I will teach you how to attach a pendant to chain - also called wire-wrapping. I will let you know all the technicalities involved in this process. And while we wait for the jewelry pieces to dry and to be fired, we move over to leather. We will talk about different leathers, how to cut it, how to saw it and how to glue it. We will cover how to attach handles to a bag. I will teach you the saddle stitch so you can make a leather piece by hand. And for those with sewing machine experience - they are welcome to use the machine. After this class you will be inspired and know enough to start jewelry work and leather work yourself. I will be available for questions after you finished the class and are in the thick of your own projects.
Other things to note
it's a fun and full day - bring clothes you are comfortable to work in. Due to firing time your jewelry pieces will not be finished when you leave. I will fire and polish them and send them to you.
In this class I will teach you how to make jewelry with precious metal clay and I will teach you the basics of leatherwork. Basically, I will teach you everything I wish I had known when I started working with precious metal clay and leather. I will teach you how to best work with bronze metal clay and its properties, how to roll it out and sculpt it, how to dry it and fire it in a kiln. And how to polish it. I will teach you how to attach a pen…

What's included

  • Food
    I will serve a light healthy lunch.. There will be a variety of healthy sna...
  • Drinks
    There will be teas, coffee and many cold refreshments to choose from.
  • Equipment
    I will provide all the materials and tools you will need. Just bring work c...

Meet your host, Lili

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • Identity verified
I'm Lili Tanner and I make leather goods and jewelry. I've had my label Lili T. California for about six years now and it's going great. I sell my wares in selected stores all over the country, online and I do some maker's markets. I'm originally a writer (art critic, advertising, novelist) and I started making jewelry and leather bags just for myself. When people wanted to buy the pieces off me on the street I knew I was on to something. That's how it began - and last year Diane von Fürstenberg bought a bag of mine in a store in Idaho. You just never know until you start somewhere...
I'm Lili Tanner and I make leather goods and jewelry. I've had my label Lili T. California for about six years now and it's going great. I sell my wares in selected stores all over the country, online and I do some maker's markets. I'm originally a writer (art critic, advertising, novelist) and I started making jewelry and leather bags just for myself. When people wanted to buy the pieces off me on the street I knew I was on to something. That's how it began - and last year Diane von Fürstenbe…
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From $711
/ person
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Where you'll be

The class will take place at my studio and my house - the same property where my guesthouse on Airbnb is located. I'm in Twentynine Palms, California.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Work clothes.